Eilean Eisdeal: the Easdale Island Community Development Group

Eilean Eisdeal News


In our island lock-down, thanks must go to Puffer for the Sunday treats, the ladies who knitted all the NHS dolls and sewed individual face-coverings, all the food-delivery volunteers, the ferry-men for going above and beyond, and the Thursday evening musicians.
June 2020

On the move

We are sad to see two families leave the island recently - Calum, Vicky, Dylan & Rosie and Lyndsey, Dave, Siobhan, Joe, Georgia & Jamie - but wish them all the very best.
June 2020

Arts Programme 2020

To all our loyal supporters, friends and visitors.
It is with great regret, but given the current Covid 19 situation and in line with current Government instructions Eilean Eisdeal will be unable hold the publicised Arts Programme events in Easdale Island Hall for a minimum of the next three months, but possibly longer.

We will update you if the situation changes at all.

Trail West is scheduled to come at the beginning of October and we are hoping that this gig will go ahead, and be a celebration, but we will keep you posted. March 2020

EGM outcome

The outcome of the voting on the motion to change the Membs and Arts at the EGM on 23rd February 2020 is as follows

  • Show of hands votes
    yea 12, nae 0, abstentions 0
  • Postal votes
    yea 15, nae 1, abstentions 11

The motion is carried.
February 2020

Membership subscriptions

Reminder that membership subscriptions are due.
January 2020

DIY Ceildh and Panto

Fantastic DIY Ceildh and fabulous Panto were enjoyed by many visitors and residents alike.
January 2020

Hall Spring-clean

Be prepared - Hall Spring-clean to be organised.
January 2020


This year's Eilean Eisdeal AGM is at 2.15pm on Sat 28 December.
October 2019

Easdale Welcome

Welcome to Catherine Forsyth who is moving onto the Island - a new neighbour for May.
October 2019

Wedding Congratulations

Many congratulations to Pamela and John on their wedding.
October 2019

New Director

Welcome to Joe Smith as a new Director for Eilean Eisdeal.
Sept 2019

Easdale Baby

Many congratulations to Laura & Des for the safe arrival of their daughter Elsie.
Sept 2019

Easdale Welcome

A warm welcome to Robert Grigg who has moved back onto the island.
Sept 2019

Easdale Baby

Many congratulations to Pamela and John for the safe arrival of their daughter Amber-Jane.
Sept 2019

Final Farewell

A fond and final farewell to Adrian Laycock who was instrumental in Easdale Island having its Community Hall.
Aug 2019

Don on the move

A fond adiós to Don Gillies - who is moving not too far from the island.
June 2019


Thanks to all who attended the EGM on Sunday and those who returned their ballot papers.

The outcome of the vote on the resolution to change our Mems & Arts to comply with the the Scottish Land Fund criteria was not carried. Votes for were 8 and against 20.

We will inform the SLF of this community’s decision.
May 2019


Extra-ordinary General Meeting Sunday 26th May at 11.00am in the Hall to ratify changes to Membs and Arts to bring these into line with current funding criteria.
May 2019


Brilliant FULL house Panto on 2nd Jan raised £457.94 - many thanks to all concerned.
Jan 2019

Hall Events

For more info and ticket sales see the hall website


Due to the ongoing situation with Covid 19, the re-opening of the Museum and Hall is being reviewed constantly. This decision takes into account, staff and community vulnerabilities.

Any views on this are welcome.

Easdale is a small island in Argyll on the west coast of Scotland, 16 miles south of Oban. 'Eilean Eisdeal', the Easdale Island Community Development Group, is a charitable organisation run by residents and friends of the island to carry out projects on the island of benefit to the community and with the long term aim of regeneration and sustainability for the island.

Eilean Eisdeal was set up in 1997. Its first major project, the renovation of a unique slate built hall on the island for use as an arts and community centre, was completed in May 2003. In 2005 funding was secured for the purchase of the island’s historic harbour and an adjacent area of land for community development. The regeneration and repair of the harbour continues to be an ongoing project.

Easdale Island Community Hall

Easdale Island Community Hall is host to the highly successful Eilean Eisdeal Arts Programme and other community activities and is also available for functions such as weddings and conferences. Details of Arts Programme events, the hall and its facilities, and how to go about booking the hall, are now available in our dedicated hall website at www.easdaleislandhall.org.

Easdale Island Folk Museum

The award winning Easdale Island Folk Museum was purchased by Eilean Eisdeal in 2008. Now under community ownership it offers employment and volunteer opportunities to the islanders. Please see our Museum website for more information.

Eilean Eisdeal would not be able to survive without your support. Any assistance you can offer, either in terms of ideas or your time, or by way of financial donation or membership, will be of invaluable help in furthering the preservation and future viability of this unique island.

If you have never been to Easdale Island, we hope you'll visit soon! Please see our accommodation page for somewhere to stay.

Eilean Eisdeal - Easdale Island Community Hall, Easdale Island, by Oban, Argyll, Scotland PA34 4TB

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